When young adult author Stacie Ramey and I first began emailing back and forth about her shoot, she told me that she'd been planning to book me for years, telling herself that when she'd "made it" she would have me to do her author photo. (Wait, can I just say how extremely humbled and honored I was to read that?! wow.) 
With one book sold and another coming out this November, she decided now was the time. In her words, "Well, 'making it' is really a work in progress isn't it?" It most certainly is, but I am completely sure that this lady is journeying is a very good direction!